Repairing the Hidden Damage of Conflict Avoidance – Listen in on 1/5/16 at 8 pm Eastern

Repairing the Hidden Damage of Conflict Avoidance – Listen in on 1/5/16 at 8 pm Eastern

CONFLICT…either you hate it and avoid it at all costs, or you thrive on it by pushing to get your point across to the detriment of others.  How we recognize potential conflict or respond to ongoing conflict is a choice. Join Pattie Porter to learn behavioral cues and underlying motivating factors that drive us to react in damaging ways. More importantly, you can make different choices and learn strategies to help you take courageous steps to address conflict confidently.

De-Escalation Techniques to Avoid Violence in the Dispute Resolution Process – 12/18 – Columbus, Ohio

De-Escalation Techniques to Avoid Violence in the Dispute Resolution Process – 12/18 – Columbus, Ohio

On December 18th, I’ll be giving a presentation for the Columbus Bar Association on De-Escalation Techniques to Avoid Violence in the Dispute Resolution Process. I am honored to be co-presenting with a member of the Columbus Police Department’s Crisis Negotiation team as we discuss ADR/conflict resolution safety best practices and the art and science of verbal de-escalation: http://www.cbalaw.org/cba_prod/files/cle/151218OT.pdf

Agenda:

9:00-10:30am: ADR Safety Planning: How to Handle Yourself
Overview of Conflict Resolution Safety Planning Recommended Guidance
The Fundamentals of Creating Your Own Safety Plan
Dealing with High Emotion Conflicts

10:30-10:45am: Break

10:45am-12:15pm: The Art and Science of Verbal De-Escalation in Crisis Situations: How to Handle Others
Proven Verbal Techniques to Deal with Crisis Situations
How to Remain Calm and Get Results
How Learning what the Hostage Negotiation Team Does Can Help You

Somatic Skills for Conflict Resolvers Offered at the University of Waterloo

Somatic Skills for Conflict Resolvers Offered at the University of Waterloo

This week I will have the great pleasure of teaching somatic skills to conflict resolvers from the University of Waterloo and Conrad Grebel University College. This workshop is being offered in conjunction with Grebel’s Certificate in Conflict Management with participants from across the public, private and educational sectors.

As a graduate of Conrad Grebel and the University of Waterloo, I feel honored to have this opportunity. Especially since, I will also have the pleasure of speaking at Conrad Grebel’s community supper. The topic of my talk will be on embodied peace and how to utilize somatics to become the ‘calm in the midst of the storm.’ It is a wonderful feeling to contribute to the long standing commitment to peace that these two institutions embrace.

Become a Virtual Judge or Have Your Case Settled on the Net- Part 2 – Archived Program Now Available

Become a Virtual Judge or Have Your Case Settled on the Net- Part 2 – Archived Program Now Available

Part two of my conversation with Remi Alli of Brāv is now available for download or streaming. As part of our October workplace series on bullying, toxic and hostile working environments, Remi and I discussed how Brāv’s online platform can be used to have difficult conversations and improve workplace morale. Listen, download or stream from the player below to learn more.

 

 

Become a Virtual Judge or Have Your Case Settled on the Net- Part 2 – Listen in on 10/13 at 8 pm Eastern

Become a Virtual Judge or Have Your Case Settled on the Net- Part 2 – Listen in on 10/13 at 8 pm Eastern

Part two of my conversation with Remi Alli of Brāv will be held on Tuesday, October 13 at 8 pm Eastern. You can listen in to learn more about how to address workplace bullying and toxic workplaces.

Brāv is a new way for people of any age to find a solution to bullying, violence, and conflict. Find out why this is so important and join our guest, Remi Alli to learn how to settle family, school, and workplace disputes online.

Become a Virtual Judge or Have Your Case Settled on the Net- Part 1 – Archived Program Now Available

Become a Virtual Judge or Have Your Case Settled on the Net- Part 1 – Archived Program Now Available

If you missed my interview of Remi Alli of Brāv you can now download or stream the program from the player below. Brāv is a new way for people of any age to find a solution to bullying, violence, and conflict. Find out why this is so important and join our guest, Remi Alli to learn how to settle family, school, and workplace disputes online.

 

Become a Virtual Judge or Have Your Case Settled on the Net- Part 1: Listen in on 10/6 at 8 pm Eastern

Become a Virtual Judge or Have Your Case Settled on the Net- Part 1: Listen in on 10/6 at 8 pm Eastern

Brāv is a new way for people of any age to find a solution to bullying, violence, and conflict. Find out why this is so important and join our guest, Remi Alli to learn how to settle family, school, and workplace disputes online.

Along with her JD, Remi Alli is a psychology graduate of the University of Michigan — Ann Arbor. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Health Law and Policy from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She has mediated for over 15 years, resolving thousands of cases, and is a trained and certified mediator through the Supreme Court of Ohio. She has written for Forbes, Neuroscience for Kids, among others, and received the top prize in the nation for her legal writing through the American Judges Association. She also served as a teacher of law through the Law & Leadership Institute.

 

 

Talking to Your Tweens and Teens When They Question Their Beliefs – Archived Program now available

Talking to Your Tweens and Teens When They Question Their Beliefs – Archived Program now available

If you missed my interview of Janet Bonnin as we discussed how to address tweens and teens who question their beliefs you can now download or stream the program from the player below. You learn how to constructively engage our kids in a conversation about our beliefs and turn a potential minefield into a blessing in disguise.

 

Talking to Your Tweens and Teens When They Question Their Beliefs: Listen in on 9/15 at 8 pm Eastern

Talking to Your Tweens and Teens When They Question Their Beliefs: Listen in on 9/15 at 8 pm Eastern

As our children grow, they naturally push for more control over their own lives.  Growing independence and natural curiosity may bring them to question why the family believes what we believe.  They might even reach the point of changing or abandoning beliefs held dear. How do we, as parents, keep emotions in check and constructively engage our kids in a conversation about our beliefs?  How might we turn a potential minefield into blessings in disguise?

Join us on Tuesday, 9/15 at 8 pm Eastern as I interview, Janet Bonnin, owner of Fine-Tuned Families and founder of the Families of The Way Christian ministry, for a fascinating and courageous conversation on beliefs.  We’ll look at how to respectfully and lovingly share what is in our minds and hearts while giving our children the space to seek answers to the questions they have.